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Dehorning animals: Issues

Many cattle owners in Zimbabwe have taken a fancy to dehorning. So what are the issues? First, dehorning is best done early on in an animal’s life. If done later on in life, better to do the operation in the cold months to avoid complications with wound management. Even then, it is best to just remove the sharp tips rather than try to remove the whole horn, otherwise the wound can end up infecting the brain leading to animal death.

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